19 People Trapped on Fairground Ride in London

July 31, 2016 Updated: July 31, 2016    

Firefighters in London rescued people trapped about 70 feet up on a ride on South Bank, an entertainment and commercial district in Central London, on Sunday evening.

Hanging capsules on the fairground were stuck midair, stranding 19 people on July 31, officials said.

Firefighters are now using an aerial ladder platform to rescue the people.

No one has been injured, officials said. Children are on board the ride.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed its response on Twitter.

Station manager Clive Robinson said in a statement: “Crews used an aerial ladder platform which is a bit like a cherry picker to reach the people and bring them back down. It was slow work as we need to access each cage on the ride individually and ensure they were secure before we move them from the ride onto our platform and bring them back down to the ground. There were no injuries and everyone was patiently waiting for us to get around to them.”

“While everyone was very relieved to be back on the ground everyone was very calm,” he added.

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